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  • Discover Saint Omer in Pas de Calais, France

    Discover Saint Omer in Pas de Calais, France

    Saint Omer in Pas de Calais a department in Northern France is very proud of its heritage. This includes the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral and the hand cut canals traversing the Audomarois marsh. This area, the largest marsh under cultivation and a natural habitat for wildlife has led to the town being recognised by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve.

  • Le Touquet Resplendent Amongst the Pines of the Côte d’Opale, France

    Le Touquet Resplendent Amongst the Pines of the Côte d’Opale, France

    Le Touquet, surrounded by the pine forests of the Côte d’Opale in the Pas de Calais region of Northern France is one of the most eccentric and enjoyable towns I have visited. Gracious, tree-lined avenues give way to narrow streets lined with fairy-tale houses that lead to a sea-front of fun fringed with natural dunes.

  • Marvellous Maison 76 is the Heart of Montreuil sur Mer in Pas de Calais, France

    Marvellous Maison 76 is the Heart of Montreuil sur Mer in Pas de Calais, France

    Sometimes it is thoughtful little touches that make all the difference and those I experienced at Maison 76 in Montreuil sur Mer in Pas de Calais, France elevated my stay there to a very special experience.

  • Montreuil sur Mer in Pas de Calais, France – A Journey from Garrison to Gastronomy

    Montreuil sur Mer in Pas de Calais, France – A Journey from Garrison to Gastronomy

    So many people drive through Northern France on their way to Paris but they are missing a real treat. As the motorway from Calais to Paris passes through Pas de Calais it is peppered on either side with pretty, small towns offering a wealth of history and the best of French cuisine. Close enough for a day trip and far enough for a holiday abroad this area is becoming a popular destination. I began my visit here in the historic town of Montreuil sur Mer.

  • A Walk Through the Open Spaces of Østerbro in Copenhagen

    A Walk Through the Open Spaces of Østerbro in Copenhagen

    The original creators of Østerbro, a suburb that borders on inner Copenhagen have deftly woven the remnants of its medieval fortifications into some amazing open spaces that should not be missed when visiting this lovely capital city of Denmark.

  • From Coaster to Castles in Copenhagen with TravelEyes

    From Coaster to Castles in Copenhagen with TravelEyes

    Copenhagen, the vibrant capital of Denmark has a wealth of history, a vibrant café culture and the world famous Tivoli Gardens. It was great fun spending some time there with a group of visually impaired and sighted travellers organised by TravelEyes.

  • Luxury Personified at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island, South Carolina

    Luxury Personified at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island, South Carolina

    At the top of the elegant staircase leading to the East Wing is the "Ocean Room":https://kiawahresort.com/dining/the-ocean-room/ that offers gourmet dining. Gregg, the head waiter provides such wonderful descriptions of each dish I was constantly changing my mind. Gregg is so persuasive I was not surprised to learn that the restaurant sells more bottles of the digestive drink Underberg than any other place in America.

  • Charleston in South Carolina: A Trail of the Unexpected

    Charleston in South Carolina: A Trail of the Unexpected

    Described as quintessential Charleston, Mrs Whaley's Garden on Church Street is, reputedly, the most visited private garden in America. Open during festivals and by appointment this pretty, very English garden, is charming. When it was first created by the renowned landscape architect, Loutrel Briggs, it reflected the Charlestonian tradition of creating garden rooms bordered by low hedges with a centre lawn. This garden is also the subject of a book, Mrs Whaley and her Charleston Garden ...

  • Paradise Regained on Kiawah Island, Charleston

    Paradise Regained on Kiawah Island, Charleston

    Alligators are popular residents of this island and I saw several on my bike ride. One was sleeping on the lawn of a house, another, lying on the bank was keeping a watchful eye on me as I crept closer to take a photograph. As I was standing by a lake composing a photograph my attention was drawn to an alligator just below the surface of the water three feet in front of me. It was so large I took one hasty photograph and fled back to my bike.

  • Exploring Rome with TravelEyes: Three Day Trips in the Eternal City

    Exploring Rome with TravelEyes: Three Day Trips in the Eternal City

    After making our way into the Basilica of Saint Peter from the museums we had a chance to admire the original Pietà sculpted and signed by Michelangelo. This is the only piece of work he ever signed and he did so some years after it was completed when he overheard his masterpiece being credited to another sculptor ...

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